Winter is long gone. Girlfriends put on flirty dresses and gather on the patio, the musicians have started showing up for weekend gigs and harvests of green garlic and lettuce find their way to the plate. Join us for Barrel Tasting Weekend and stand shoulder to shoulder with the winemakers of the Valley. We’re in for another great summer and by the looks of our vines, another fantastic growing season. The water’s still bracing but incredibly seductive. Sit by the lake with a picnic or sit gaze out from the patio, glass in hand. Take a walk in the hills or peruse the shops downtown. Whatever you do, pause a moment to look around and take in the beauty of the Chelan Valley – it's naturally intoxicating.
The walking path that leads you into Karma Vineyards instantly makes you a star. A glass of methode champenoise and a tour of the cave later and you’ll realize that, indeed, you could get used to this life of waterfalls, smiling faces and good eats.
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Tsillan Cellars (pronounced "She-lan") is the best place in the world. At least, that’s how you feel when you are there. Marvel at the stone bridges, slate walkways, stone columns and a 35 foot bell tower. If that doesn’t ring your bronze bell, sit . . .
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BY PAUL GREGUTT, SEATTLE TIMES: What were mostly new vineyard plantings a few years ago are now in production. With 20 wineries in the region, it is more and more common to see at least some wines so . . .